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Caption: A Moro rebel in Sultan Kudarat, Southern Philippines, on Feb. 19, 2008., Credit: Mark Navales
Image by: Mark Navales 
A Moro rebel in Sultan Kudarat, Southern Philippines, on Feb. 19, 2008. 

Let Them Eat Cake: Filipino Annabelle Abaya on Brokering Peace

From: PBS Women, War & Peace Podcast
Length: 07:52

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Annabelle Abaya, who has served as the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in the Philippines and founded The Conflict Resolution Group Foundation, describes her approach to the peace process, explaining why women make good mediators.

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Welcome to Women, War & Peace’s podcast series with our host, Amy Costello. Each week, Amy will be talking to people who have responded creatively to the plight of women living in conflict zones.

Annabelle Abaya has served as the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in the Philippines and founded The Conflict Resolution Group Foundation. Abaya has been celebrated for her record of opening four deadlocked peace processes in the country, in which combatants have ranged from Muslim separatists, to communists, to criminal groups.

Abaya describes her approach to the peace process, why women are naturally good mediators and her secret weapon for bringing combatants to the peace table.

Piece Description

Welcome to Women, War & Peace’s podcast series with our host, Amy Costello. Each week, Amy will be talking to people who have responded creatively to the plight of women living in conflict zones.

Annabelle Abaya has served as the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in the Philippines and founded The Conflict Resolution Group Foundation. Abaya has been celebrated for her record of opening four deadlocked peace processes in the country, in which combatants have ranged from Muslim separatists, to communists, to criminal groups.

Abaya describes her approach to the peace process, why women are naturally good mediators and her secret weapon for bringing combatants to the peace table.

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http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/podcast/a-womans-touch-to-fighting-conflict/